Southern Company Analyst, Lead DBA in Atlanta, Georgia


The purpose of this position is leading the performance, availability, recovery and security of database architecture that supports business solutions and technologies. This position ensures that the enterprise database environments meet the business objectives and service level descriptions through appropriate design, configuration, integration and installation of database management system applications.

This position is based in Atlanta, GA .

Job Responsibilities & Accountabilities by Competency


Functional Expertise :

  • Identifies resolution for complex database problems that realize customer service level objectives; engages appropriate resources to achieve timely resolution.

  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge of business applications, software tools, programming languages, tools, and scripts that effectively support the business areas.

  • Advises and provides initial project estimates (cost / effort) for inclusion in annual budget cycle. Provides revised cost / effort estimates for projects as they are initiated.

Business Acumen:

  • Serves as lead technical consultant for complex business applications by managing workload, incident situations, and establishing priorities. Process owner of application components within area of functional expertise

  • Identifies inadequate or inefficient systems: recommends alternatives that reduce cost or increase operational efficiencies.

  • Anticipates and identifies obstacles / issues that put project timelines at risk: develops tools and implements solutions to mitigate project risk which may be applied on an enterprise basis.

  • Develops work plans with milestones identified to track and report progress

  • Evaluates and influences the selection of new tools and technology by staying current on database trends and emerging database technologies, in order to provide recommendations and direction on business applications for the enterprise.

Engagement :

  • Coaches and guides the tasks and deliverables of other team members

  • Collaborates with other team members (application analysts / architects) to resolve complex business problems.

  • Develops and maintain client / vendor relationships.

Driving Results:

  • Responsible for driving results, including setting expectations, prioritizing work, evaluating results and taking corrective action as needed (project, personnel, and leadership)

  • Ensure internal controls are achieved in compliance with policies and standards. Understand, execute and improve upon all components of the methodologies utilized.

  • Monitor the construction of project deliverables as technical lead for projects or other assignments.



Education, Certifications/Licenses:


  • BA/BS Or Equivalent academic education and experience

Preferred :

  • MS/MBA Or Equivalent academic education and experience

Related Work Experience:

Required :

  • 8+ years designing, coding, testing and implementing database software in at least two IT disciplines utilized within the organization

  • Ability to deliver results in cross functional multiple location team environment

  • Understanding system architecture (application/database/network) and appropriate development methodologies

  • Demonstrated ability to influence and foster collaborative relationships

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple concurrent work assignments


Specific Skills & Knowledge:

Required :

  • Advanced proficiency of MS Office tools

  • Significant Oracle or SQL Server database administration experience in current versions

  • Significant knowledge of database scripting techniques

  • Significant experience in database performance tuning, including the ability to tune application SQL.

  • Significant experience in providing information for project charters, technical approaches / proof of concept documents, functional / technical designs.

  • Possesses excellent communication skills and aptitude to work with business process owners and technical users.

  • High impact individual with the ability to both challenge and advise senior leadership

  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation

Preferred :

  • Experience in secondary relational database tool

  • Experience in business analytic tools, extract transform and load (ETL), and data warehouse concepts

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional Traveler (5-20%): The incumbent will be required to travel on occasion. Trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay away from home for one or more nights.

  • The incumbent works in an office environment.

Disclaimer: This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees in the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.



About Southern Company Gas

Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.5 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in seven states and more than 1 million retail customers through its companies that market natural gas and related home services. Other nonutility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit Southern Company Gas at .

Job ID: 2017-5613

Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Locations: US - GA - Atlanta

Type: Regular Full-Time

Posted Date: 4/19/2017